Worker Hurt in Accident at Future Williamsburg Whole Foods Site

By Serena Dai on June 23, 2014 1:51pm | Updated on June 23, 2014 5:05pm

 A man fell about 25 feet on Monday at this construction site at Bedford Avenue and N. 4th Street.
A man fell about 25 feet on Monday at this construction site at Bedford Avenue and N. 4th Street.
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WILLIAMSBURG — A construction worker was seriously injured Monday during an accident at the construction site for a future Whole Foods, officials said.

The worker was injured after being hit by a hose during concrete placing operations at 238 Bedford Ave. at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday morning, a spokeswoman for the Department of Buildings said. Contrary to previous reports, the worker did not experience a fall, the spokeswoman said.

The New York City Fire Department said the worker was transported to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition.

According to the DOB, the contractor was hit with violations including failure to safeguard all persons and property affected by construction operations and failure to provide protection around all floor and perimeter openings.

The worksite — near N. 4th Street — is the site of a future Whole Foods, a spokesman for the grocery chain confirmed. The project is slated to be completed this winter, according to a sign outside the site.

The Whole Foods spokesman said the company was not yet responsible for the property. Whole Foods is leasing the site from company CAB Bedford LLC, which bought the more than 47,000-square-foot lot in 2012 for $21 million, according to Department of Finance records.

Harco Consultants Corp. is the general contractor for the site, according to a sign at the work site. Reps for Harco did not return requests for comment.

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